In this crazy, politically volatile year, there’s been plenty to worry about. But amongst all the trouble, there’s a sign of hope: more women have won major party nominations in 2018 than ever before. The year and a half since Trump’s nomination has been one of growing political awareness and activity for women, starting with the massive Women’s March and threading all the way to #MeToo. More and more, the Trump era has been one of angry women realizing they have a voice, and stepping up to use it.
In short, it’s a level of political participation by women that the United States has simply never seen before. From Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to Laura Kelly to New Mexico, where two women are competing on opposite sides for the same seat, for the first time in a long time, it really feels like change is afoot. And come January, there may be a lot more women in positions of political power in the United States than there have ever been before.
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